[insubcdr05] DIATRIBES+JACQUES DEMIERRE+JOHANN BOURQUENEZ piano(s)
torsion & distortion, mineral cavalcade, revolt red metal, ready to break body resonances.
cyril bondi: drums, percussions
d'incise: laptop, objects
jacques demierre: grand piano
johann bourquenez: grand piano (on 1 & 5)
Diatribes,a strongly libertarian ensemble, began its existence in a Geneva basement in Winter 2004. Their idea was to mix distinct various types and approach of the sounds, in order to develop a malleable musical mass. The instruments merge into the electronics treatments in a primary dance, where construction and deconstruction coexist, and envy and disgust unite. There are no limits in teh way of playing, where rhythms, melodies and noise meet sporadically, merging into each other until they are almost forgotten. Free jazz in its approach, acoustic and electronic in its execution, the trio is capable of exploring the minute like the intense.
Initialy a trio with GaÃ«l Riondel on saxophone, diatribes became a polymorphous fromation, extending its spectrum with guest musicians such as the guitarist Christian Graf, the electroacoustician Nicolas Sordet, the pianists Jacques Demierre and Johann Bourquenez, the bassist Dragos Tara or the saxophonist Piero SK..
Jacques Demierre (1954), pianist, performer and composer, his musical and sound work develops itself in various directions : improvised music, contemporary music, sound poetry, sound installation. His compositions and sound realisations are concerned with the activity of listening and with sound space. He collaborates with many improvising musicians - Barre Philips, Urs Leimgruber, Thomas Lehn, Martial Solal, Radu Malfatti, JoÃ«lle LÃ©andre, Axel DÃ¶rner, Fritz hauser, Sainkho Namtchylak, Urs BlÃ¶chlinger, Irene Schweizer, Hans Koch, Isabelle Duthoit, Brandon Labelle, Jason Kahn, Butch Morris, Carlos Zingaro, Gunter MÃ¼ller, Jaap Blonk, Barry Guy, Lucas Niggli, Sylvie Courvoisier, Hann Bennink, Rhodri Davis, Martin SchÃ¼tz, Paul Lovens, Dorothea SchÃ¼rch, Phil Minton, â¦ He regularly plays solo piano concerts, and works with Vincent Barras in the field of performance and language art. âJacques Demierreâs work exceeds the first degree articulation between music and poetry. Solo improvisation at the piano, work on the music of language and in the language: no need of confrontation. Each medium recognizes, assumes, reflects its limits and finds in this reflexion the instrument of its going beyond." (Ph.L.)
Johann Bourquenez was born in BesanÃ§on, France on January 11th 1976. He first studied violin at the conservatory of music between the ages of 5 and 10, and later graduated in piano with distinction. Following one year in classical harmony and musicology at the conservatory and two years of private lessons with pianist Jean-Yves Perron, Johann's interest in jazz was consuming. In 1997 he went to Toulouse, France and studied for two years at the "Music-Halle" jazz school with well-known French jazz pianist Denis Badault and American saxist Abdu Salim, amongst others. It was during this period that he began to play with several jazz bands including the NUDE jazz quartet and Thomas Gouband quintet. Moreover he became involved in various projects combining jazz and electronic music in groups such as, Interface, Ground Exp. and the Minimal Orchestra, which took him to various regions throughout France and Spain. His interest for electronic music led him to play not only the piano but also the electric piano Fender Rhodes, and various other electronic devices such as the analog synthetizer SH101. He also composed and produced music for several projects ranging from classical string quartets (Juan Chic Quartet, Zaragossa) to computer-based music and mix-media performances (entropie, I-Shot-Kaliayev, Keplerslaws). In 2004 Johann Bourquenez began to play with tenor saxist Eric PailhÃ©, under the name of TlÃ¶n 5. The band's first recording could be best described as an evolution in the bands style. Titled "The Fissback Voyage" it was the result of a series of improvised jazz and electronic concerts with various guests. Looking for a way to release this album, they decided not to follow the tradition of producing a CD but to distribute the music for free as an mp3 on the internet. This concept of distribution had been used a lot in the electronic music area, but not so much for jazz inspired productions. This led them to found their own netlabel, eDogm. "The Fissback Voyage" album and its mode of release proved successful and brought several specialized press reviews and interviews. The eDogm netlabel has also moved forward and released several other albums and compilations. Searching for new forms of expression, during summer 2005 the TlÃ¶n 5 duet turned into free improvisation concerts with no set list and no electronic devices; only a piano and saxophone assist them in expressing the intensity of the moment. Johann Bourquenez is currently residing in Geneva, Switzerland, and works on his post-jazz trio PLAISTOW with Cyil Bondi and Raphael Ortis
1 - [insubcdr05]01_diatribes+demierre+bourquenez - tornade
2 - [insubcdr05]02_diatribes+demierre - chants évadés
3 - [insubcdr05]03_diatribes+demierre - et puis partir
4 - [insubcdr05]04_diatribes+demierre - presque mourir
See also MusicBrainz (release group); MusicBrainz (release)
5 - [insubcdr05]05_diatribes+demierre+bourquenez - sous l'écorce